Formech 450DT Desktop Vacuum Forming Machine

Perfectly Formed

The Formech 450DT vacuum machine is easy to operate with a touch screen display to control it’s four heating zones. This machine is suitable for forming sheets measuring 18″ x 12″. It does a great job with materials up to 0.25” thick. The maximum depth of draw of 7″.

A graphically driven display with easy to understand icons provide intuitive control, while a 20-program memory allows users to conveniently store and recall projects. The 450DT offers today’s students, designers and inventors the latest user experience with industry standard control technology.


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Quartz Heaters with Variable Standby
Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.

Multi-zone heaters
Four heating zones and quartz heaters provide rapid heat response with a greater range of control to form challenging shapes and materials

Vacuum & Release
After the formed part has cooled, air is forced between the mould and the sheet to help it release.

Vacuum Gauge
A visual indication of consistent vacuum pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).

4″ Mono HMI /PLC Interface with Memory Function
Mitsubishi integrated PLC/HMI with 4″ mono touch screen control and 20 programmable presets.


Forming area (mm/inches)

430 x 280mm / 17 x 11″

Sheet Size (mm/inches)

450 x 300mm / 18 x 12″

Max depth of draw

160mm / 7″

Max Material Thickness

*6mm / 0.25″

Heating Zones


Heater type



639mm / 25.2″


525mm / 20.7″


986mm / 38.8″


75kg / 165lbs

Single Phase Power Requirements


Europe – 3 Phase Power Requirements


USA – 3 Phase Power Requirements


Power Consumption


Air Requirements




Reducing Windows

Reduces forming area to utilise smaller sheets of material and minimise wastage. Standard or custom size.


A dedicated white trolley with locking wheels and convenient storage for plastics sheet.

Reel Feed Unit

Assembly to hold reel materials. Suitable for the Formech 450DT, 508DT, 508FS and 686.

Starter Pack of Plastic

Assortment of material (HIPS, ABS, PETG) cut to size to fit your Formech vacuum forming machine

Spare parts kit

A consumable parts kit typically including seals, elements, filter, fuses, toggle clamps.



  • Forming mold (created by 3D printer or CNC machine)


  • Consumables bundle
  • Trolley
  • Reducing window
Instructor Training


  • Set-up and Operations (~1-2 hrs)
  • Creating and Forming (2-4 hrs)


  • Advanced form designs (6 hrs)
Curriculum Resources

For applications and project ideas:

  • AET Labs custom lesson plan

For operation and basics:


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